April 14, 2013
After McKesson, Cerner, Allscripts, Greenway and athenahealth made news at HIMSS13 this past month with the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance - putting aside their competitive instincts, for a moment, to pledge their common commitment to interoperability and data liquidity - Healthcare IT News spoke with McKesson CEO John Hammergren about the road ahead.
March 12, 2013
After McKesson, Cerner, Allscripts, Greenway and athenahealth made news at HIMSS13 with the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance, Healthcare IT News spoke with McKesson CEO John Hammergren about the road ahead. Joining Hammergren in the discussion were David McCallie and Arien Malec.
January 01, 2013
Hospitals can have hundreds of IT systems. Vendors have built proprietary databases. Not everyone follows the same standards. Health systems fear sharing data with competitors. Policymakers have not focused on health information exchange or EHR usability.
November 08, 2012
An expert panel at the just-concluded American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium in Chicago discusses why interoperability in healthcare remains elusive.
September 17, 2009
The Health IT Standards Committee approved privacy and security standards for electronic health record systems on Tuesday, September 15th. The federal advisory panel is tasked with delivering a set of standards that meet the HITECH Act's more stringent rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
September 16, 2009
The Health IT Standards Committee Tuesday endorsed a set of security and privacy standards for electronic health record systems that it said would get progressively tougher without holding back wider health information sharing.